Iranian-American academic to be released on bail

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August 21, 2007 16:09

Detained Iranian-US academic Haleh Esfandiari will be released from prison within hours if bail is posted in her case, a top judiciary official said Tuesday. Esfandiari, director of the Middle East program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, has been jailed at Teheran's Evin prison since early May on charges of acting against national security.


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